By Nuri Kino – Istanbul (AINA) — I have been put in charge of the children so that they won’t hurt themselves with knives. Not being able to keep still, they run around the kitchen, happy to be at a party with children their own age. They live in cramped apartments, paid for by benefactors in Sweden and Turkey. I show them some children’s apps that I have downloaded to my phone, this catches their attention. Weiterlesen
Hassaka, Syria (AINA) — The Assyrian village of Tel Hormizd was attacked on Saturday, July 27 at about midnight. Fifty Arab Muslims on motorcycles entered the village and began a shooting rampage. According to residents, the Muslims fired indiscriminately, wounding two Assyrians, one of whom is still in hospital. The Assyrians repelled the attack by shooting at the Muslims. It is not known if any of the attackers was injured.
(AINA) — Zohair David, an Assyrian from Tel Goran, Syria, who disappeared on Thursday, March 29, was found dead yesterday. Mr. David was kidnapped and killed and his car was stolen. Weiterlesen
Der Armenische Präsident, Herr Sezrh Sargsyan, gratuliert den Assyrern in Armenien zum diesjährigen Akitu Fest. Weiterlesen
In the lead-up to Easter ancient rituals collide with modern politics, writes Ruth Pollard in Jerusalem.
Ankara, Turkey (AINA) — „Assyrians are an important part of Turkey and their roots go back thousands of years on these lands,“ said the Turkish president Abdullah Gül during a meeting with Assyrian organizations on February 18th in the presidential palace in Ankara. Weiterlesen
Seyfo Centre USA hosted a series of educational lectures in Los Angeles, San Diego, Turlock and San Jose on the Assyrian / Armenian Genocide and Seyfo in 1915. The lectures were organized with the help of local Assyrian American organizations, and given by the British-Armenian historian, Ara Sarafian (Gomidas Institute, London). Weiterlesen
Kirkuk, Iraq — At least 150 young people, joined by other faithful, spent today in prayer and fasting to overcome violence, after a bomb exploded in front of the Chaldean cathedral. Weiterlesen
Alias Musake was born in 1968 in the city of Hassake. He studied music in the Private Institute of Aleppo and later became a teacher in the Musical Institute of Hassake, where he organised the first choir in the Mor Georges Syriac Orthodox Church in Hassake, ‘The Mor Ephrem Choir’. Weiterlesen
The second of the ‚inter-religions dialogue‘ meetings, after the first one held in Harran, Urfa four years ago, took place in Mardin. The opening of the second meeting, entitled, „Inter-Cultural Dialogue/Mardin Meeting,“ was held in Kasimiyye Madrasah, Mardin and ended with a tour of Mardin city center, Midyat and Nusaybin. The symposium session of the meeting continues today and tomorrow in Istanbul. Weiterlesen